Problem: Import a model d/l from solidworks library in .SLDPRT format
As a new user I left the convert Y to Z option checked and then selected “do not ask me again” MISTAKE!
I found the answer to that problem after 4 hrs work signing up for McNeel but somehow not the forum, then signing up for the forum, starting to post that question snd getting a very helpful popup that had a similar question with an answer that involved delving inot regedt or using -import and selecting OPTIONS (finally visible)
So total failure on the inability to RESET ALL OPTIONS in the prefs (i tried uninstalling and reinstalling) and really good work on the forum help popup.
I know its easy to crtiticze. This is big powerful complex app and there a lot of formats and versions etc, but this is inteded to be helpful criticism
So back to the question. I open the model from SW (a wheel) with the YtoZ box checked and the right and front views are swapped. I open the SW file without this box checked and Right and Front views are both Top view.
I should also mention that opening this file is a 15 minute process on an i5 windows box.
So how do I either import or open this file so that the views are correct, or swap the right and frint views after the import in Rhino?
Finally I need to “down res” the model. Its a small part of a MUCH bigger project and its already moving slowly. I just want to join it all together into som simple outline or reduced size polymnesh or something. Dont know how to ask this question better yet as im new to NURBS.